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Maier, Charles S.

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Works: 117 works in 517 publications in 4 languages and 14,172 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Personal narratives‡vJewish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Contributor, Speaker, Publishing director, Creator
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Most widely held works by Charles S Maier
Among empires : American ascendancy and its predecessors by Charles S Maier( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With learning, dispassion and clarity, this book offers comparisons and an original account of American power. It explores the exercise of US power in the 19th and 20th centuries, analysing its economic and strategic sources and the nation's relationship to predecessors and rivals
Recasting bourgeois Europe : stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the decade after World War I by Charles S Maier( )

63 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and held by 2,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, one of the most prominent contemporary scholars of European history, published this, his first work, in 1975. Based on extensive archival research, the text examines how European societies progressed from a moment of social vulnerability to one of political and economic stabilization
Dissolution : the crisis of Communism and the end of East Germany by Charles S Maier( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of one of the great transformations of our century, the sudden and unexpected fall of communism as a ruling system, Charles Maier recounts the history and demise of East Germany. Dissolution is his poignant, analytically provocative account of the decline and fall of the late German Democratic Republic. This book explains the powerful causes for the disintegration of German communism as it constructs the complex history of the GDR. Maier looks at the turning points in East Germany's forty-year history and at the mix of coercion and consent by which the regime functioned. He analyzes the GDR as it evolved from the purges of the 1950s to the peace movements and emerging youth culture of the 1980s, and then turns his attention to charges of Stasi collaboration that surfaced after 1989. In the context of describing the larger collapse of communism, Maier analyzes German elements that had counterparts throughout the Soviet bloc, including its systemic and eventually terminal economic crisis, corruption and privilege in the SED, the influence of the Stasi and the plight of intellectuals and writers, and the slow loss of confidence on the part of the ruling elite. He then discusses the mass protests and proliferation of dissident groups in 1989, the collapse of the ruling party, and the troubled aftermath of unification. Dissolution is the first book that spans the communist collapse and the ensuing process of unification, and that draws on newly available archival documents from the last phases of the GDR, including Stasi reports, transcripts of Politburo and Central Committee debates, and papers from the Economic Planning Commission, the Council of Ministers, and the office files of key party officials. This book is further bolstered by Maier's extensive knowledge of European history and the Cold War, his personal observations and conversations with East Germans during the country's dramatic transition, and memoirs and other eyewitness accounts published during the four-decade history of the GDR
The unmasterable past : History, holocaust, and German national identity by Charles S Maier( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic lessons of the past. for advanced students of the Holocaust and adult readers
In search of stability : explorations in historical political economy by Charles S Maier( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Search of Stability: Explorations in Historical Political Economy ponders the issue of how Western industrial societies overcame major challenges to political and economic stability in the twentieth century. Successive essays ask: what ideological messages did American influence transmit to Europe after World War I, then again after World War II? Did Nazis and Italian fascists share an economic ideology or impose a unique economic system in the interwar period and during World War II? How do their accomplishments stack up comparatively against those of the liberal democracies? After 1945, what was the relationship between concepts of productivity and class division? How have the major experiences of twentieth-century inflation arisen out of class and interest-group rivalry? Most generally, what has been the representation of interests in capitalist political economies?
The Politics of inflation and economic stagnation : theoretical approaches and international case studies by Leon N Lindberg( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing boundaries of the political : essays on the evolving balance between the state and society, public and private in Europe by Charles S Maier( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new understanding of the nature of advanced industrial economies is derived from this extensive investigation of the ways in which the boundaries of the political have changed in Europe since the 1960s
The thirteenth of May: the advent of De Gaulle's Republic by Charles S Maier( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins of the cold war and contemporary Europe by Charles S Maier( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once within borders : territories of power, wealth, and belonging since 1500 by Charles S Maier( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout history, human societies have been organized preeminently as territories--politically bounded regions whose borders define the jurisdiction of laws and the movement of peoples. At a time when the technologies of globalization are eroding barriers to communication, transportation, and trade, Once Within Borders explores the fitful evolution of territorial organization as a worldwide practice of human societies. Master historian Charles S. Maier tracks the epochal changes that have defined territories over five centuries and draws attention to ideas and technologies that contribute to territoriality's remarkable resilience. Territorial boundaries transform geography into history by providing a framework for organizing political and economic life. But properties of territory--their meanings and applications--have changed considerably across space and time. In the West, modern territoriality developed in tandem with ideas of sovereignty in the seventeenth century. Sovereign rulers took steps to fortify their borders, map and privatize the land, and centralize their sway over the populations and resources within their domain. The arrival of railroads and the telegraph enabled territorial expansion at home and abroad as well as the extension of control over large spaces. By the late nineteenth century, the extent of a nation's territory had become an index of its power, with overseas colonial possessions augmenting prestige and wealth and redefining territoriality. Turning to the geopolitical crises of the twentieth century, Maier pays close attention to our present moment, asking in what ways modern nations and economies still live within borders and to what degree our societies have moved toward a post-territorial world"--Provided by publisher
The Marshall Plan and Germany : West German development within the framework of the European Recovery Program( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of the Nazi regime : historical reassessments( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has liberalism failed women? : assuring equal representation in Europe and the United States by Jytte Klausen( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book comes out of a conference in April of 1999 at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University on the topic of 'Gender Parity and the Liberal Tradition: Proposals and Debates in Europe and the United States.' It is a collection of short essays that attempt to capture the theoretical arguments and policy changes presented at the conference. The essays are divided into three sections, each of which approaches from a different angle the central question of whether liberalism has failed women. The first section aims to frame the discussion by outlining the theoretical arguments for the amendments or revisions implied by the proponents of the Parity Movement in Europe and for the concerns raised by critics. The second describes recent changes in party rules, European legal framework, and national constitutions, as well as the gains made by women in response to rule change. The third section provides American perspectives on the lessons that parity advocates might draw from affirmative action policies and speculations about how parity rules would work in the American context. The essays are drawn from top European and American scholars."--Publisher description
The Marshall Plan : a retrospective( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søgeord: Marshall-Hjælpen; Marshall Aid; Europas Genrejsning; Relationerne USA-Europa; Europæiske landes Vesteuropæiske Stater; Efterkrigsperioden; Myrdal, G.; Monnet, Paul; Keynes; Bevin; E.; Harriman, A.; Vesttysk økonomi; Engelsk økonomi; Fransk økonomi
The Cold War in Europe( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War in Europe : era of a divided continent by Charles S Maier( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now that the Cold War is over, this book is especially timely: it analyzes and summarizes the events that ushered in an epoch of history nearly fifty years ago, and provides an analysis of the forces that were suppressed or strengthened during the Cold War - and some of which are now unleashed again." "Professor Maier begins his book by discussing the different interpretations of the Cold War among leading commentators. A selection of the most important essays on the origins of the Cold War by well-known politicians and scholars provides the critical spectrum of the debate on the acceleration of the Cold War." "These contributors investigate the events that led to a division of Europe into spheres of influence on both a global and regional basis. The roles of the giants of history, such as Churchill, Stalin, and Truman, as well as those of local leaders, are illuminated in these essays. Special emphasis is placed on the political economy of the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, the conditions for new labor movements, welfare capitalism, the European economies after the collapse of fascism, and the politics of productivity." "This edition includes new texts based on a trove of new sources from the archives of the former Warsaw Pact states. Key Soviet documents on decision-making during the Hungarian crisis of 1956 combined with a fresh examination of military strategy and the arms race indicate that disputes over Berlin did not lead to a war because of fears about nuclear escalation."--Jacket
Leviathan 2.0 : inventing modern statehood by Charles S Maier( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hobbes laid the theoretical groundwork of the nation-state in Leviathan, his tough-minded treatise of 1651. Leviathan 2.0 updates this classic account to explain how modern statehood took shape between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, before it unraveled into the political uncertainty that persists today. Modern states were far from immune to the modernizing forces of war, technology, and ideology. From 1845 to 1880, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina were all reconstituted through territorial violence. Europe witnessed the unification of Germany and Italy, while Asian nations such as Japan tried to mitigate foreign incursions through state-building reforms. A global wave of revolution at the turn of the century pushed the modernization process further in China, Russia, Iran, and Ottoman Turkey. By the late 1930s, with the rise of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, the momentum of history seemed to shift toward war-glorifying totalitarian states. But several variants of the modern state survived World War II: the welfare states of Western democracies; single-party socialist governments; and governments dominated by the military, especially prevalent in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Toward the end of the twentieth century, all of these forms stood in growing tension with the transformative influences of globalized capitalism. Modern statehood recreated itself in many ways, Maier concludes, but finally had to adopt a precarious equilibrium with ever more powerful economic forces.--
Deutschland und der Marshall-Plan( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten : Europa und die Vereinigten Staaten by Charles S Maier( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsible government and federal administrators in Yukon, 1898-1913 by Charles S Maier( Book )

40 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Among empires : American ascendancy and its predecessors
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Recasting bourgeois Europe : stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the decade after World War IDissolution : the crisis of Communism and the end of East GermanyThe unmasterable past : History, holocaust, and German national identityIn search of stability : explorations in historical political economyThe Politics of inflation and economic stagnation : theoretical approaches and international case studiesChanging boundaries of the political : essays on the evolving balance between the state and society, public and private in EuropeHas liberalism failed women? : assuring equal representation in Europe and the United StatesThe Cold War in Europe : era of a divided continent
Alternative Names
Charles Maier US-amerikanischer Historiker

Charles S. Maier Amerikaans historicus

Charles S. Maier amerikansk historikar

Charles S. Maier amerikansk historiker

Charles S. Maier historien américain

Charles S. Maier storico statunitense

Maier, Charles.

Maier, Charles 1939-

Maier , Charles Steven

Maier, Charles Steven 1939-

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